Wednesday, 23rd April 2008
When the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Library was faced with declining visits at a time when the level of enquiries remained constant, staff began exploring how to serve members better and save money in doing so. Nigel Lees describes the challenges and benefits of transitioning from a traditional print-based environment to a virtual one.
Publishers were not sure what to make of us at first. We were not an academic library, not a public library, not an industrial library and were independently funded by our learned society primarily for the use of its membership, though in practice we have been very welcoming to many user groups.’ Read, print, save or forward this article now.
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